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Children's agency, children's welfare: A dialogical approach to child development, policy and practice

Carolus van Nijnatten


Human development is about the growth of agency, which is developed in interaction with parents and families but if parental agency is insufficient, agency in the form of child welfare will be required to fill the gaps. This book provides a holistic view of how children develop agency, combining social, psychological and child development aspects, as well as examining child welfare structures and the roles of social workers. This focus will make a contribution to current debates about child welfare and child protection.

Keywords: human development, agency, parents, families, parental agency, child welfare, child development, social workers, child protection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781847424891
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolus van Nijnatten, author